Dec. 10, 2019

The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs is pleased to announce the new UNLV Accreditation Awards and the Mission Fulfillment Grants. The dual purpose of the Mission Fulfillment Grants and the Accreditation Awards is to:

  • Encourage Campus-wide participation in the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) accreditation process. Broad participation in this process is the foundation of UNLV's NWCCU Mid-Cycle Self-study Report in Spring 2020, and Year 7 Mission Fulfillment Self-study in Spring 2024. 
  • Recognize, reward, and encourage the development of innovative projects that focus on mission fulfillment at the course, program, or institutional level.

UNLV Accreditation Awards

Accreditation Awards are for fully developed projects that focus on mission fulfillment related to the Top Tier Strategic Plan. The project may assess program learning outcomes, or other institutional goals that support fulfillment of Top Tier goal metrics. The project should be fully implemented by Fall 2020. Project leaders should be prepared to discuss the project with NWCCU evaluators at the Mid-Cycle Evaluation visit in Fall 2020. These awards are up to $2,500, and are not renewable.

Mission Fulfillment Grants

Mission Fulfillment Grants are for projects or ideas that will assess course, program, or institutional core theme goals, and be specifically geared toward mission fulfillment of some aspect of the Top Tier Strategic Plan. These projects may be planned for the next one to three years, but must be fully implemented by Spring 2023. Project leaders may be asked to discuss the project with NWCCU evaluators at the Mid-Cycle evaluation visit in Fall 2020, and should be fully prepared to meet with NWCCU evaluators during the Fall 2024 on-campus Mission Fulfillment & Sustainability Evaluation. These grants are up to $1,500, and are renewable up to two times.

Applications are due March 1st each year.

UNLV Accreditation Awards and the Mission Fulfillment Grants

Applications should be submitted via our Application Portal.

Further details on the awards and grants can be found on https://www.unlv.edu/assessment/grants-awards and https://www.unlv.edu/provost/vpap